1 miles
Distance
179 ft
Climb
-552 ft
Descent
00:21:57
Avg time

Oceanside Details

  • Riding Area
    White Hills
    St. John's, Newfoundland
  • AKA
    The Gut
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #4181 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Keep in mind that is trail is a primarly 1-way trail, downhill.

This is an excellent trail to finish off a Subnet tour -- because the bottom of Subnet almost links to the start of Oceanside.

This trail basically has three sections. The top area is mellow with a couple of rocky sections and a bit of dense bushes along the trail. You will eventually come to a place where you see an epic view along the coast, and the trail turns back in a 180 hairpin, marking the start of the second section. For riders not intent on descending the whole trail, this is the best place to turn back.

The second section has a number of steeper rock features with more open vegetation. Most of these rock features are rolls and drops and it's generally easy to size up the moves as you approach. Take caution for the moves you cannot see, however: the crux move is a blind 5 foot drop to a sloped transition followed by a slalom turn, with no rideable B-/alternate- line. For riders who don't want to tackle this section, it can be hiked down awkwardly at the side.

After the crux is passed, the third section begins and this features a fast, straighter line along a rock ridge with a series of natural dropoffs and kickers from all the chunky rock. At the bottom of the trail you will come out on the road. As you ride back towards the Qidi Vidi lake, you will see a very steep ladder bridge on the right, which is the last part of Satan's Choice DH trail.

You might run into hikers or dog walkers at any point along this trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Oceanside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -373 ft
  • Altitude min
    23 ft
  • Altitude max
    457 ft
  • Altitude start
    403 ft
  • Altitude end
    30 ft
  • Grade
    -6.562%
  • Grade max
    -63.076%
  • Grade min
    21.138%
  • Distance climb
    2,267 ft
  • Distance down
    3,108 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:18
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Oceanside Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Apr 21, 2018
      Great work done by FreerideMtnSports and other volunteers that may have helped In getting this wicked switchback done! Still some icy sections on...
      Jul 15, 2016 @ 4:51am
      Jul 15, 2016
      May 19, 2016 @ 9:15am
      May 19, 2016
      Trail is actually a downhill, not a climb.
      May 19, 2016 @ 9:14am
      May 19, 2016
      Trail is backwards, the trail is actually a downhill.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 6 miles avg distance
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      Oceanside, My City
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      Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:24pm
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      Oceanside, St. John's
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      Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:24pm
      Jul 14, 2016
      Oceanside, St. John's

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag MKR1 (Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43)
       I think the blue rating on this trail is a bit deceiving. While not as difficult as the dedicated DH trails (Satan's, Long Way) it does have several mandatory features on it that would be considered black level just about anywhere. The big rock face near the top of the main descent for example. This is a classic St. John's trail and still a boat load of fun.
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